Shelburne observes Memorial Day, honors veterans

Shelburne’s veterans were invited to congregate in front of the stage to be recognized and thanked by community members at last year’s Memorial Day observance.
Shelburne’s veterans were invited to congregate in front of the stage to be recognized and thanked by community members at last year’s Memorial Day observance.

Shelburne’s annual Memorial Day observance will be held on Monday, May 26, at 11am on the Parade green on Church Street, and will feature keynote speaker Arthur Kunin of Shelburne.

Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602 will present the colors and thank the community for their generosity that helped provide a trip to Normandy, France in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The Rev. Sherry Osborne from Shelburne will deliver the invocation and benediction. The Shelburne Community School’s Wind Ensemble, directed by Tim Buckingham, will provide the music.

In keeping with past years’ established traditions, veterans and members of the audience currently serving in the military will be invited to come forward at the end of the ceremony to receive the recognition and thanks of their families, friends, and neighbors. The Memorial Day observation is sponsored by the Shelburne Business and Professional Association and is organized by Bud Ockert. Town Moderator Tom Little will be the master of ceremonies for the event.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Shelburne United Methodist Church across the street from the Parade green.